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CSPAN
May 3, 2014 4:00am EDT
of crises. remember iraq. remember libya. i believe so far we can be quite proud that even though there are differences here and they're both within and between we have managed to keep things together. i believe we would be operating -- offering of victory on a silver platter if he allowed us either within the eu or in the trans-atlantic community to be divided about the response. i mean that only half seriously then do we should say thank you, mr. president, the reminding is that there is a need to have a vibrant and active nato. some people in europe are beginning to think that maybe after afghanistan we don't need this organization that much anymore. thank you, mr. president, for reminding us that it is a good idea for europe to look at how to diversify our energy sources such. thank you, mr. president, for also reminding us that it is totally essential as an objective for the european union to speak with one voice, not only when things are called bud particularly at times of crises. i believe you have given us enough. i was hoping we would not need this. it gave us up pretty g
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 6:00pm EDT
rememberem -- yo libya? there are different believes. between the eu and the u.s., we have managed to keep things together. athink we would be offering victory on the silver platter to president putin if he allowed us within the eu or within the transit atlantic to be divided over a certain response. and i onlyte frankly mean that half seriously we can say that maybe, inc. you, president putin -- thank you, president putin, that there is a need to have a vibrant and active nato. somewhere beginning to think that maybe we do not need this organization that much anymore. you for mining as it is a good idea to look at have to diversify our energy sources. thank you, mr. president, for an essentialit is objective for the european union to speak with one voice and not only when things are calm, but particularly at times of a crisis. i was hoping we would not need this, but i still think it is very useful. of wake-up call is a? -- is it?hagel do you think there'll be any change in that dynamic? well, when i look at the situation, the wake up call should be while we were pursuing the pivot of the
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
about libya, north africa, the arab spring, the popular rueful, the people wanted the dictator out -- however much we disagreed with them, he was duly elected. let ukrainian sandal that. syntel because he turned back to russia and away from the european union, we have to get back to what what makes our country strong. it just does not fly when we say that we really need to punish russia for doing something that we would probably do if it happened to us. host: those are presidential elections set for the ukraine on the 25th of may. there is the territorial phot on the 11th of may. on the 11th of may. alberta is in jacksonville, florida. make sure you mute your television or radio and go ahead. put you on hold and we will come back to you. also in jacksonville, philip. philip in jacksonville. we lost you. let's go back to alberta. i think you're getting a little confused. we will move onto to nancy in lagrange, georgia. caller: i hope i am still a democrat. i don't think the sanctions are effective. i heard on msnbc that mr. putin signed a contract with exxon mobil. and the number on
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 3:00am EDT
, particularly in libya because africa daffy fell, -- after qadhafi fell, we did nothing to secure the country. senator mccain and a couple of others and myself, senator rubio, went in 2011 to libya and we said in an op-ed piece if we don't get rid of these militias, libya is going to become a safe haven for terrorists. and you have got to understand this about the benghazi consulate -- it had been previously attacked in april of 2012. the british ambassador had been attacked in june of 2012. the british closed their consulate. the red cross closed their office because they had been attacked, and we have got email traffic coming from libya to washington at the state department level saying in august -- saying on august 16, we cannot secure the benghazi consulate from a coordinated terrorist attack, and al qaeda flags are flying all over benghazi. what they did not want you to know was the consulate in benghazi was very unsecured, everyone else had left the town and that the numerous requests for security enhancements going back for months had been denied. they didn't want to you kn
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 1:00am EDT
tragedy and even this day, libya is a very unstable situation post-revolution. the object is to do the best we can to try to change that dynamic to create a more stable government that provide security not only for us but also for its own people. a fair statement? >> absolutely. as i mentioned, since 2013, the u.s. has been planning in helping the libyan government with forces. our diplomats were involved with reaching out to civil society. it's a tough challenge. realize a lot of this is on the libyan shoulders. this country needs to reach a broad, political reconciliation among its faction before they can be in in a position to receive outside help. when i talk to people in the state department, there is a sense where there is a lack of partnership on a sense of the other side and you need that. they held elections in 2012 that, by all accounts, were relatively transparent and fair. they remain very pro-american, which has been contrasted to many other countries in the region. >> i want to thank all four of you for your testimony. it is very enlightening. it is a contribution to what
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 12:00am EDT
thing >> mr. president 19 nuncio a terrible thing happened in benghazi, libya. for brave americans were murdered, and the issue has never been not only resolved but as each of the last 19 months insuring the issue of how and under what circumstances this heinous crime was committed continues. the senator from south carolina and i and others that will never give up on this issue in tell the truth is known in the people who perpetrated it are brought to justice. we have seen in the page turner in this chapter of cover and confiscation by this administration by the belated 19 months with a police of the following humans. first we will not pay much attention. this is from the benjamin roads to is supposed to be the public relations and public affairs office for the national security council. back, obviously the propaganda organ. the purpose is to underscore the these protests are rooted in an engine and video and not abroad or failure policy. i tell my colleagues that that was not a fact, that was not a fact. there was no evidence that these protests were rooted in an inch and a video.
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 9:00pm EDT
-- that is not your testimony. thank you. if i understood your testimony, libya is a mess. it is a very unstable environment. that is the environment in which we are trying to work and which we were working at the time of the tragedy in benghazi. no amount of u.s. troops and security forces were going to change that environment. >> they will not change the fact the central government cannot exercise -- >> my friend in utah, i went to tripoli, not benghazi. the airport at the time, security was controlled by the militia and not the government. >> i am not aware of whether that is changed. >> that make one very uneasy about security? >> let's hope their friendly. but, it is obviously painful, transparent symbolism of the lack of any authority. i see you shaking your head as well. do you want to comment? >> i agree with you. >> that is also very important. the testimony the three of you have provided, which i appreciate. again, people can play politics with a tragedy all they want. the fact of the matter is, at the time of the tragedy and even this day, libya is a very unstable situation p
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 7:00pm EDT
government, successes and failures of u.s. intervention in libya. the oversight committee's mission statement is that we exist to secure two fundamental principles. first, americans have a right to know that the money washington takes from them is well spent, and, second, americans deserve an efficient, effective government that works for them. our solemn responsibility is to hold government accountable to taxpayers. it is our job to work in partnership with citizen watchdogs to deliver the facts to the american people and bring reform to the federal bureaucracy. this is our mission. today the oversight committee convenes a fourth hearing related to the security situation in libya before, during, and after the september 11 terrorist attack which claimed the lives of four americans. the committee has previously brought forward important witnesses who offered new and enlightening testimony on security failures that forced the administration to walk back false claims about the nature of the terrorist attack. testimony of previous witnesses identified key questions in the interagency pr
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 5:00pm EDT
the state department was in the lead, as we just confirmed, for the effort to get back libya on its feet, one of the things that has been encountered in the investigation of the state department conduct in libya is the overwhelming normalization, whether it be the attempt to reduce security personnel at diplomatic facilities or so-called normal levels or attempt to view the government of libya as normal host nation partners capable of providing protection like my colleague from texas just talked about. did you encounter this normalization philosophy during operation odyssey guard? >> yes, sir, i did. >> could you elaborate a little bit on that? >> yes. or instance, there was a desire to create a new normal within , which wasnment basically redefining of what i would consider sub-optimal. >> would you consider it hostile? >> yes, sir. ahead, continue. >> the hostile environment we were dealing with, our interaction certainly was not with our interagency counterparts, but the low profile by the american government and the u.s. military in that environment at the time, we were not depl
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 3:00pm EDT
events unfold in libya with hope and alarm. protests demanded universal rights. in a government that responds to them. they were met with an eye and. gaddafi chose to pass a brutal suppressant. innocent civilians were beaten, imprisoned, and in some cases killed. " obama'smccain supported visit. he said "if he had not acted, history would have remembered qadhafi in the same breath as former yugoslavia. a source of international shame. " in an op-ed in april 2011, senator mccain wrote this, "the president was -- gaddafi finally met his ugly demise. he was an extremely dangerous tyrant. he supported international ,errorism during the 1980's including a bombing which claimed the lives of 270 innocent civilians. pursuedreportedly chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons. after gaddafi was killed, the new libyan government reportedly uncovered two tons of chemical weapons gaddafi had kept hidden from the world, yet armed and ready to use. we all know it dedicated and patriotic special envoy named christopher stevens arrived in many ghazi to work with the libyan people on their transition
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 10:00am EDT
any video. the c.i.a.'s libya station chief and other administration officials immediately recognized and reported that the attack was an act of terror, not a spontaneous demonstration. the american people demanded answers. congress demanded answers as well, but the administration has systematically stone called our ability to get those answers. and that is where this nominee's role comes in to play. following the benghazi attack, mr. chuang left his position at the department of homeland security to undertake a special detail at the state department. his job at state department was to provide legal guidance and manage the department's responses to the congressional investigation into a terrorist attack. for months, the state department ignored congressional inquiries that forced the house oversight and government reform committee to issue subpoenas in all 2013. mr. chuang received those duly issued subpoenas but continued the administration's policies of systematic stonewalling. so let me be very clear. the state department has never asserted that the e-mails, the documents, or witne
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 8:00am EDT
committee holds a hearing this morning on libya and the 2012 benghazi consulate attack. the hearing follows newly-released white house emails showing how the administration shaped its response to the attack. live coverage at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3. you can join the conversation on facebook and twitter. >> see there was a city slicker who was driving around lost and came across this ol' cowboy. so the city slicker asked the ol' guy how to get to the nearest town. -- >> not that old joke? not again. [cheers and applause] ladies and gentlemen, i've been attending these dinners for years. and just quietly sitting there. [laughter] well, i've got a few things i want to say for a change. [applause] this is going to be fun because he really doesn't have a clue about what i'm going to say next. george always says he is delighted to come to these press dinners. baloney. [laughing] he is usually in bed by now. i'm not kidding. i said to him the other day, george, if you really want to end tyranny in the world you will have to stay up later. [laughter] [applause] i am married to the pres
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 6:00am EDT
government reform committee holds a hearing this morning on libya at the 2012 benghazi consulate attack. the hearing follows newly released white house e-mails showing how the administration shaped its response to the attack. live coverage at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3. you can join the conversation on facebook and twitter. >> almost 5000 students entered this year's c-span studentcam video competition on the most important issue congress should consider in 2014. we talked to the top five winners about their documentaries. >> the moment where we all decided this is going to the topic was when there was an article on backing our notional newspaper. it said how fracking was happening to most from our house. it's a national problem and ask also a local problem. so from the know we're all very passionate about the subject and it seemed obvious that's what topics should be. >> food is essential to life. it transcends everything to everybody requires food to live so i figured the fact that a lot of people don't know what's being done to our food supply and they just eat this food reg
CSPAN
May 1, 2014 12:00am EDT
government reform committee holds a hearing thursday on libya and that 2012 benghazi consulate attack with a newly released white house e-mails showing how the administration shaped its response to the attack. live coverage at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span three. you can join the conversation on facebook and twitter. >> everybody says, how do you think these women came from such a very low part of the world, you know, the victorian era is so satisfied, the very rich and the middle class and the real robber baron achievers. the life and times of these women is in the most buccaneer time that you can think of. after the civil war, finances were beginning to become major, rockefeller, all of the robber barons making a lot of money. i think that it was easy for them because they had been running around. there -- they were tough, and they were driven both for power and individualism, but as i say, they could have been kept in a fine manner if they wanted, but they really were pushing for their independence and women's independence. >> she argues to that little-remembered victorian sis
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2014 10:00pm EDT
hearing thursday on libya and the 2012 benghazi consulate attack. >> did the script a line for you? >> in retrospect i wish they had the late julianne share who led the nasa relations with the outside world in many ways was absolutely adamant that headquarters never put words in the mouths of their people, not just the astronauts but anybody and to let people speak for themselves. they made it known what the line was and the nasa position was but beyond that to my knowledge controlled the statements, public statements of others and certainly they insisted on it. senate republicans blocked efforts to advance a bill to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour over 30 months. senator bob corker from tennessee was the only republican to vote for the measure. up next a senate debate on that bill. it's an hour and 50 minutes. >> mr. president by rice is going to talk about the matter before us which is the minimum wage. today the senate will vote cloture to proceed to the minimum wage fairness act which would increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2014 4:00pm EDT
. so she spoke the truth. it was very clear. as it was to those in libya. that this was a complicated attack, it was well planned, had oordinated, it othing to do with the video. this article goes on. on sunday, september 16, rice told cbs' "face the nation," quote, based on the best information we have to date, what our assessment is, as of the present, is in fact what began spontaneously in benghazi as a reaction to what had transpired some hours earlier in cairo where, of course, as you know, there was a violent protest outside our embassy sparked by this hateful video. to the judicial watch documents -- that's unquote. the judicial watch documents confirm that c.i.a. talking points that were prepared for congress and may have been used by rice on "face the nation" and four additional sunday talk shows on september 16, had been heavily edited by then c.i.a. deputy director, according to one email. quote, the first draft apparently seemed unsuitable because they seemed to encourage the reader to infer incorrectly that the c.i.a. had warned about a specific attack on our embassy. on
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